About the Department of Accounting
Today's Accountants, Tomorrow's Executives
The Department of Accounting offers programs to students interested in professional careers in public accounting, industry, not-for-profit organizations, governmental bodies and teaching. Courses offered emphasize the development of students' analytical capabilities and understanding of the usefulness and limitations of accounting.
Following graduation, students frequently apply for professional certification. St. Cloud State University graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam which is administered by the Minnesota State Board of Accountancy, the Certified Management Accountant exam which is administered through the Institute of Management Accountants, the Certified Information Systems Auditor exam which is administered through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, and the Certified Internal Auditor exam which is administered by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Our Mission Statement
The central mission of the Accounting Department in the Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University is to provide a quality accounting education to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in accounting or in other business disciplines. Teaching, scholarly activity, and external interaction are interdependent aspects of achieving this mission. Each aspect is essential to prepare students for responsible positions in government, industry, and public accounting.